Prepare for the Interview

We look forward to hearing more about your work experiences and sharing more about the Bus Driver job at Community Transit. During the interview we will be asking questions that provide specific information about the work experiences you have had. Prior to the interview we recommend you review the following YouTube video to help you prepare: http://bit.ly/Interview_Prep. It can also be helpful to practice in front of a mirror or with a person you trust.

Be prepared. Learn what you can about the company, the job and how well you fit the job. Also, write down questions you have about the company or job so you can ask them at your interview.

What Will Happen at My Interview?

The Bus Driver Trainee interview consists of four parts:

  • A "functional safety" test to see how you are physically situated in a bus.
  • A short written assessment.
  • A brief Q&A with the trainers (driver-related stuff).
  • The HR interview (usual job-related questions).

The entire interview process takes about 60-90 minutes and is conducted at Community Transit's Merrill Creek base in south Everett.

Functional Safety Test: What to Wear to the Interview

As part of the interview, Bus Driver candidates are asked to take a "functional safety" test that requires some physical maneuvers some physical maneuvers onboard a bus and other service vehicles. These activities can be difficult to do if you are dressed in a suit, skirt or heels.

Here’s what you can expect for the Functional Safety Test:

  • You’ll sit in the driver’s seat to make sure you can:
    1. Reach the pedal
    2. Adjust the seat
    3. Have enough clearance for the steering wheel to turn freely
  • You will be asked to kneel or squat to demonstrate that you can safely maneuver the straps for securing a passenger’s mobility device.

So, dress to impress, but wear comfortable shoes and clothing.